10th Tour de Pier reunion pushes Manhattan Beach fundraiser past $10 million

Otto I. Eovaldi

by Kevin Cody

The 10th Yearly Manhattan Seashore Tour de Pier resembled a reunion of mates as a lot as a cancer analysis fundraiser. 

Groups from earlier a long time rode stationary spin cycles, lined up 4 rows deep in the parking lots on either aspect of the pier Sunday morning. 

The biking commenced at 8 a.m. with Crew Kory, Crew Talia, and Team Los Angeles County Lifeguards occupying their regular places just north of the Pier. Signing up for them was the 10-member Workforce Urban Local community, which flew in from Salt Lake Metropolis for the function.

On the south facet of the pier, Workforce Suit Up!, from El Segundo, manufactured its 10th consecutive appearance, dressed, as generally, in fits and ties. Signing up for them, in dress substantially a lot less formal, had been the tatted Team Riders for Ronnie motorcyclists, and crew Julie’s Angels, in pink tank tops. 

Manhattan Beach front resident Jon Hirshberg came up with the idea of the Tour de Pier in 2013, immediately after studying of a countrywide spinning  fundraiser that elevated over $3 million in just one working day. Subsequent the death of his father, Ronald, of pancreatic most cancers in 1997, at age 54, Hirshberg and his stepmother Agi subsequently started the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Research. The foundation has lifted more than $29 million to fund pancreatic most cancers analysis at UCLA.

Supporting Hirshberg set up Tour de Pier was fellow Manhattan Beach front resident and biking fanatic Heath Gregory, who had participated in a identical spinning fundraiser developed by the Livestrong Basis in Barcelona all through the 2009 Tour de France. Gregory and his spouse Mandy founded the Uncle Kory Basis, following the demise of Mandy’s brother in 2013, from Glioblastoma (GBM mind cancer). Their foundation has awarded over $3 million in grants for brain cancer investigation.

Sunday’s cyclists pushed Tour de Pier’s fundraising full to more than $10 million through the earlier 10 years. Proceeds benefit the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Most cancers Exploration, the Uncle Kory Basis, and the Cancer Neighborhood South Bay.

Top group fundraisers in Tour de Pier 2022 were being Staff Kory, $142,036 PK Spin, $44,324 JR286 $35,101 Julie’s Angels, $30,630 and Staff Hojo, $25,135.

For additional information and facts stop by tourdepier.com. ER


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